Sorry, we thought the photo should be extra big tonight. The Washington Capitals took too long to suit up for tonight’s appointment with the Carolina Hurricanes. A sleepy first period left the boys from Chinatown with a two-point deficit. The Caps woke up and delivered captivating hockey for the rest of regulation and overtime, but it wasn’t enough to best their division rivals.
For the second time in as many nights, the Capitals could not seal the deal in an hour of regulation hockey or the five bonus minutes. But unlike last night, the Russian Alexes did not go 2 for 2, and Bruce Boudreau’s hunch did not pay off. When Mike Green‘s shot sailed high over the Carolina net, it was game over. Despite their best efforts the Caps fall to the Canes 3-2 in the shootout.
Bullets, shall We?
Washington has two days off before facing the Calgary Flames, who are still fighting tooth and nail for a playoff spot with the Detroit Red Wings. Only eight games are left to decide the winners of Prez, the Hart, the Richard, and a miscellany of other metals. So if you were expecting a doleful trot to the post-season, think again.
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